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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WIP Another Baby Girl Quilt

I am in the process of making another baby girl quilt!  Is this the year of the girls?   After all, girls rule!  ; )

With one layer cake of Riley Blake's A Beautiful Thing and about a yard of Bella Porcelain, this is what. I have so far.

I got 4 more rows sewn on before I had to go to work.  I hope to get this one finished by Friday and ready for the long arm.  The pattern is one I made up as I went along.  The finished size will be approximately 40" x 48".  

My other WIP will take a few months to finish. Part of my day has been spent stalking my IG mini quilt swap partner and planning on what to make with what fabrics.  The fabric part is fairly simple for this particular person.  I already have a rough (really rough) sketch of what to make.  There will be some quilt math involved.  I am a little intimidated, I admit.  But overall, I am so excited!  I cannot wait to see what others do!  And I know I will LOVE whatever my swap partner makes for me.  Just no plaids, Civil War fabrics or all dark colors, please.  

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Stash #21 with Space Dust

Over on InstaGram, there is a Space Dust QAL going on.  It is hosted by Paul Halliger and John Adams.  Here is a picture of the pattern by Tula Pink.

This is a paper piecing pattern.  I have been intimidated by it.  Until now.  Instead of using Birds and Bees, I am using Fox Field.

But this is about STASH, right?  Here is some beautiful fabric I already had in my stash; Tula Pink's Birds and Bees.

The original meteor space dust fabric.

And here is a pic of my first row done...

Linking up now with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Stash #20 Pony Express Remix

Cotton + Steel has lived up to the hype in my estimation.  The basics are beyond just basics with the metallics.  They been done just right - not too much or too old school.  Connecting Threads is going to start carrying Cotton + Steel.  I think that is saying something!  Okay.  Seriously.

To brush up on my paper piecing for the Space Dust Quilt Along with Paul Hallinger and John Adams, I did this EQ7 Andrea Bishop block.  Of course, I used the Cotton + Steel basics.  I think they are showcased here pretty well.

Gorgeous, aren't they?

But when it came to getting August, Hat Box, Homebody, Moonlit, or Mustang, I was at a complete loss.  I love all of them!  But some fabrics in some of the lines more than others.  I was leaning towards getting Homebody (because I am a total homebody) until I saw the Pony Express Remix on Hawthorne Threads.  This is my Sunday Stash #20 - the Pony Express Remix.

(Please excuse my not so great pictures that do not do these fabrics justice.  It has been dark and rainy here all weekend long.)

I already have the quilt that I am going to make with these beauties.  It is from John Q. Adams book Beyond Neutral:Quilts Inspired by Nature's Elements.  I highly recommend this book.  There are several in it that I am dying to make.

This book gets me thinking about creating something different and my own.  That is the kind of book I thoroughly enjoy.

Going to link up with the very funny and talented Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash!  Show us yours!